Dr. Toler-Franklin is an Assistant Professor in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering Department at the University of Florida where she directs the Graphics, Imaging & Light Measurement Laboratory (GILMLab). Prior to joining the faculty at UF, Dr. Toler-Franklin was a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computer Science Department at UC Davis and a researcher at the CITRIS Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley. Dr. Toler-Franklin was the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University. She obtained a Master of Science degree from the Cornell University Program of Computer Graphics and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. Dr. Toler-Franklin has considerable industry experience, having worked at Autodesk, Adobe and Google. Her research areas are Computer Graphics and Vision, focusing on 3D Data Acquisition, Physically-Based Appearance Modeling, Imaging Spectrometry, Machine Learning, Matching Algorithms and Non-Photorealistic Rendering. Dr. Toler-Franklin was awarded the 2013 NSF iDigBio Visiting Scholar Award to support her current work developing new optical capture techniques and image processing algorithms to analyze biological specimens from rare collections.